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Kertiyasa Bungalow
Ranked #145 of 590 Ubud B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Kertiyasa Bungalow”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The Kertiyasa Bungalows is a group of small cottage style bunglows with nice ambience and decorations.
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The door designs and room layout was exciting. The doors and windows are simple wooden frames. The rooms gave a feeling of stay in a village side house. Liked it very much. We stayed for two days and it was fun.
The hotel attached is good option for dinner when you cant venture out in the city. Has nice and tasty menu.

Now the downside:-
The bathrooms were not up the mark. The hot water comes only after keeping the tab open for 3-10 mins. The Spa room was not as advertised. The shower in that room never got hot water.
There is not telephone shower but rather a fixed shower. No shower cap provided.


The AC was not strong enough and used to perform lesser mid way into the night.
The path were slippery and my friend slipped during night time. Luckily he fell on the adjacent lawn. Swimming pool is only from 6 am to 7 PM when people are out for sightseeing. So better dont opt for this hotel unless you are keen on spending time by poolside during the not-so-hot afternoons in Ubud.
The hotel was once full-packed at dinner time and they actually requested us not to order anything more if we are not ready to wait for as long as 40 min to 1 hour. We were a group of 6 people and managed amongs the dishes already arrived after one hour. So never ordered after that. The attitude of the staff serving the breakfast was not so welcoming. The menu was missing an OR at strategic place. We were asked to choose any main dish whereas we thought we could order 2 main dishes. Caused confusion and some face making on the part of the waiters/service persons.

Last day when we returned from our half day tour we were asked to pay in cash. When we asked while cheking in they said cash or card is ok. But on checkout the electricty is not available. We had to scrap out all the available cash and then spend extra 20 min getting the cash converted on the way to Kuta.

Wont recommend unless this is the last option left in whole of UBUD.

Room Tip: choose one with garden view and top floor. checkin early to get to choose rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

The place is very peaceful with good surrounding and clean room. Some of the staff is friendly. Was looking forward for a good spa and massage at the hotel but couldn't find any nearby, not much facilities in the room, requested for laundry bag and toiletries but not attended. Swimming pool is open 24 hour but there was no light at all. Knocked the edge few times and gave up swimming,nice pool tho.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We were satisfied with our stay here. The gardens are very well tended and the pool is sparkling. The rooms are large and the A/C the best we had in Bali. The staff were smiling and gracious, although we couldn't be certain if anyone there "really" understood english.
That said, we could not get the water to be warm (bizarre considering how hot it is outside) and the room had quite a few ants.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Lovely part of Ubud.
Away from the hustle & bustle and only a stones throw to the main area via a passage through Monkey Forest.
Rooms were huge! And good value for money.
Thing to watch is that standard room does not come with a television (which would be considered standard in any other international hotel room).
Service was excellent - a couple of small mix ups and there are some language barriers, but overall excellent.
Food was very good in the restaurant. We loved the breakfast - so much food!
We also had dinner there and the food was fresh & plentiful.
Drop off into Ubud was a little strange (ie timings of 9am, 10am, 3pm & 10pm) but when a taxi is only $5, lets not split hairs!
Would definitely recommend the place.
Also, be mindful there are no phones in the standard room, so if you need anything from front office, you need to walk there (but its ok - its not that far!).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Presented with welcome drink on arrival, bags were taken up to my room. Climb to room was very steep, do not recommend upstairs room to those with bad knees or heart conditions. Chose room with Jacuzzi, large spa bottom was covered in dead mosquitos, took about an hour to fill and same again to empty, only used once. Had to ask for soap as not provided, hotel esp bought soap bar for me, which was lovely. A couple of the staff seemed unimpressed to serve, giving strange looks when I requested a cup of tea after my coffee in the morning, however Lao was very helpful, he went out of his way to be kind and assist. Lovely views and garden. Pool refreshing, but lots of chorline, towels only provided in morning. No cocktails served, at pool or in restaurant. Charged for water, 10,000 rp / 300 ml bottle, no facility to refill, very unimprssed, as drinking water should be offered for free by hotel. Bed was very hard, didn't have mosquito net, some noise from street during the night. Noise from TV in next room made sleep impossible until turned off. Room cleaned daily, laundry service efficient but clothes returned next day, not same day as promised. Drop off in Ubud at certain times only 9am, 3, 6 & 10pm. Pickup scetchy, needed to pre-arrange time with hotel, which was inconvenient as who knows when you'll be finished, picked up from Jazz at 10pm, no prob. Arranged 3 pm pickup from centre was forgotten by hotel & had half hour wait in heat and noisy street. Suggest using taxi to get back. 40-50,000 rp. Walk through Monkey forest is nice. Breakfast simple, had to ask to be given advertised items, servings small. Omlette was not cooked inside. Dinner was nice, tasty, again small servings. This side of Ubud is quiet, nice to be away from the bustle of Ubud central.

Room Tip: Upstairs room has steep steps to climb
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I loved my stay here. The room was simple but nice - huge room, great air conditioning, nice view of garden and pool. The location is awesome - Nyuh Kuning Village. Ubud is bustling and noisy, which is great for activities of all kinds, but not great for sleeping. However, this hotel is in a quiet area of town. You will need to take a taxi to/from the city center. The walk would probably be 30 minutes or more, and Ubud streets are confusing. But, it's a quick and cheap taxi ride, about 30,000-50,000IDR or $3-$5. Pool was cool and clean. Breakfast is simple & tasty. The wifi didn't work well in my room, but that was only a minor annoyance. Try the retaurant next door- Swasti Eco Cottages. It's a great little spot with healthy organic options, a cozy pillow covered dining area and great wifi. This place is a great value!

Room Tip: 2nd floor with pool view felt secluded and peaceful.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Sometimes it doesn't take more than just a smile to make people feel good and the staff in this bungalow seem to understand that.

As we first stepped in to the lobby we were greeted with a very warm welcome from the staff. It was raining that night and we were soaking wet from riding the motor bike. One of the staff immediately took a quick action to dry up our small luggage and helmets. They offered us a welcome drink, a cucumber juice with a hint of celery which was completely refreshing! They also offered us a cold face towel, and trust me it smelled really good.

We stayed in the Standard Jacuzzi room. The room was big, yet it looked a little bit tired. Our room has a huge balcony which overlooks the volcano, and I was really happy with it. I loved the bathroom though, it somehow holds an exotic, mystical aura.

They have 3 options for breakfast which were American, Continental, and Indonesian. I chose the American breakfast and the price was reasonable! It wasn't a buffet and I was glad because everything was made fresh, including the cinnamon roll which I loved the most.

The location is perfect for us. It was next to the monkey forest and it was just behind the Monkey Forest Road with strips of shops and restaurants.

Overall we had a pleasant stay at the Kertiyasa Bungalow. Great value, great staff, and great food.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kertiyasa Bungalow
Address: Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning Village, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 590 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kertiyasa Bungalow 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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